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Food Handbook pp 283-289 | Cite as

Fungi

  • C. M. E. Catsberg
  • G. J. M. Kempen-Van Dommelen
Part of the Ellis Horwood Series in Food Science and Technology book series (EHSFST)

Abstract

Toadstools are the fruiting bodies of fungi. They form one of the largest groups in the plant world. Only a small number of species are edible, because most toadstools are tough, have a bad taste, or are poisonous. Toadstools are composed of a network of threads or mycelium, which is present in the soil. In the late summer and autumn, during moist warm weather, buds develop on these, which grow out of the soil and into toadstools. In the fruiting bodies there are spores through which the fungi propagate themselves. Most of the fungi disappear when the first heavy night frosts occur.

Keywords

Fruiting Body Cultivation Chamber Oyster Mushroom Black Truffle Compost Producer 
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Copyright information

© Ellis Horwood 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. E. Catsberg
    • 1
  • G. J. M. Kempen-Van Dommelen
    • 1
  1. 1.College Hogeschool NijmegenThe Netherlands

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